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Dance in Wellington

As home to the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Wellington hosts a range of dynamic and delightful dance performances throughout the year. We've handpicked some of our favourites from the capital's dance calendar.

Masters of dance

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Two major dance institutions call the capital home. Royal New Zealand Ballet, our dynamic national ballet company known for mixing classical repertoire with a progressive attitude that is distinctively Kiwi; and the New Zealand School of Dance, internationally recognised as one of the Southern Hemisphere's leading tertiary dance institutions.

Two Ballets by Roland Petit: Carmen with L’Arlésienne

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Two landmark works of 20th-century dance, never before performed in New Zealand, are given their first performances by the Royal New Zealand Ballet. These iconic works by French master-choreographer Roland Petit with music by Georges Bizet combine explosive drama and high-voltage technique.

Swan Lake Moscow Ballet - La Classique

2017 03 07 9 32 48

Moscow ballet La Classique makes a triumphant return to Australasia presenting their spectacular performance of Swan Lake: A Spellbinding Classical Romance. The most splendid ballet of all time is brought to life by Petipa & Tchaikovsky's spectacular score masterpiece. A fairy tale story conveying all the drama of a tragic romance.

Ready to take to the floor? Browse Wellington's upcoming dance performances.

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